Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Dan Ekström MSE-2003:01, pp. 60. Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science, 2003.

The work

Författare / Author: Dan Ekström
Titel / Title: Securing a wireless local area network - using standard security techniques
Abstrakt Abstract:

Wireless equipment offers several possibilities which make it more attractive than the wired alternative. Meetings or temporary office spaces could be assigned with less consideration of the presence of permanent networking
facilities. It also makes it possible for users to create ad-hoc networks simply by being within a certain range of each other, which facilitates information sharing. Since information is broadcasted in the air, it also requires stringent security measures. Vendors of wireless equipment have their non-standard security solutions which lock-in the acquirer. For this purpose I study standard security schemes which could be applied independent of the wireless device manufacturer. The techniques that I have chosen are IPSec, Kerberos and MS Passport. The study describes each technique from the perspectives of manageability, security, performance, compatibility, cost and ease of implementation. The result is a comparison of the studied techniques. I conclude with a recommendation to use a combination of IPSec and Kerberos to enhance the security of a wireless local area network and a reservation towards MS Passport.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Electronic Security
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Nyckelord / Keywords: Security, Kerbeos, IPSec, MS Passport, Wireless local area network

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Programvaruteknik/Software Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/16/2004
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Håkan Grahn
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science
Inst. för Programvaruteknik och Datavetenskap S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: security in wireless local area networks.pdf (685 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)